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First step

USA | Wed, 9 Jan 2019 | By trinity773 | Views [292]

Well I finially did it....I took the plunge and made the reservations for my very first trip. Well, I guess I can say Its the first thing I will do in my life. Ah...I am so excited and a little nervous to be going. I kept procrastinating I thought I ... Read more >

Tags: first trip, japan

The Onsen in the storm

JAPAN | Mon, 30 Jul 2018 | By chloebruce | Views [405]

It has rained all day today. Being the UK that shouldn’t be even worthy of mention, but it is the relieving cleanse of heavy rain after an uneasy prolonged heatwave, so with relief I say, it has rained all day today. Whenever it rains now, I mean ... Read more >

Tags: arashiyama, female empowerment, japan, kyoto, onsen

Mind & Zen Practice at Eiheiji

JAPAN | Wed, 23 Aug 2017 | By alanlessik | Views [741]

It’s 3:10 am and I wake by the bell loudly clanging in the hallway. The light switch is flipped on and the room full of men becomes alive. By the time I have rubbed my eyes, stretched on my futon and manage to get up, a full minute has passed. ... Read more >

Tags: eiheiji, japan, meditation, zen

Awaji-Shima. Small Island - Big Dreams.

JAPAN | Mon, 17 Jul 2017 | By lan | Views [1168] | Comments [1]

“Culture hides more than it reveals, and strangely enough what it hides, it hides most effectively from its own participants.” Edward T. Hall. I have never been quite content to travel to a destination, take a snap shot and leave with ... Read more >

Tags: art, culture, dream, expat, explore, island, japan, ocean, relocate, travel

From Where We Left Off...

USA | Wed, 9 Nov 2016 | By schmodude | Views [611]

About two years have passed from where we left off and much has happened. My last post had me running through the morning grind from my friend’s place in Wilhelmsburg to the airport back to the US. I left saying I would be traveling the US on my ... Read more >

Tags: adventure time!, grad school, hawaii, japan, job, move, ohio, pittsburgh, san diego

Original Japanese Haiku Poems About My Trip so Far

JAPAN | Thu, 7 Jul 2016 | By nickyb | Views [453]

 23/06 Hiroshima bound Traveling though the forests Adventures await.    23/06 Walking though the rain  Beautiful streets of Japan  Tell me your secrets.    Your souls rest in peace ... Read more >

Tags: city, fukuoka, hiroshima, japan, kaiku, poems, travel

Cherry Blossom Daze - Springtime in Japan

JAPAN | Sat, 2 Jul 2016 | By gemma_laing | Views [700]

I had spent many days pondering what it might be like. Crazy, funky, cool? Weird...that's probably the best word I can use to describe Japan.  An eclectic contrast between modern concepts and traditional customs. People say you have to ... Read more >

Tags: cherry blossom, japan, on the road

Behind The Plastic Curtain - Authentic Street-side Dining in Japan.

JAPAN | Mon, 20 Jun 2016 | By angelica | Views [1868]

Identified by their plastic curtains, simple, single line stool- to-counter seating plans, and street-side locations; semi-outside ramen bars are a symbol of fast food dining in Japan, and an absolute must-have experience for anyone visiting the country ... Read more >

Tags: dining, experience, food, japan, ramen, street food

Just a Rainy Sunday in Osaka...

JAPAN | Sun, 12 Jun 2016 | By angelica | Views [564]

It's Sunday evening - the second official Sunday of this year's rainy season  in Japan ,and I'm currently sat on my balcony listening to the rain crash down onto the streets surrounding my apartment building.    At lunchtime today, ... Read more >

Tags: asia, everyday life, japan, osaka, rainy season, relaxation

Travelling in Kyoto with a baby: Maybe don't do it

SINGAPORE | Sat, 4 Jun 2016 | By cisoux | Views [1197]

Well this blog has certainly not lived up to its name. But now I have a new impetus to write about my travels - my son Nayel. Especially since we have just taken our first trip together, and I (and LY) want to remember as much of it as possible because, ... Read more >

Tags: japan, kids, kyoto

Tokyo's newest animal cafe - hedgehogs!

JAPAN | Sat, 16 Apr 2016 | By kurenai | Views [554]

There has been a lot of interest in the newly opened hedgehog café in Tokyo. I figured while I was in the area I should see what all the fuss was about. Harry is on the second floor of Ms.Bunny, the rabbit café, in Roppongi. It is incredibly ... Read more >

Tags: animal cafe, hedgehog cafe, hedgehogs, japan, tokyo

Here we Go Again

JAPAN | Fri, 15 Jan 2016 | By kakimono | Views [420]

If I could do do things all over again, I probably wouldn’t have chosen to go directly from Paris to Japan, or at least not directly from finals in Paris to the start of my next program in Japan with only an extended weekend for a break. However, ... Read more >

Tags: airplane, airport, housing, japan, moving, passport, visa


JAPAN | Sat, 17 Oct 2015 | By garlicpress | Views [221]

Endlich wieder bin ich heute in Japan angekommen, genauer im Stadtteil Asakusa in Tokyo. Als Reisebegleiterin ist S. dabei - das erste Mal in Japan.  Trotz guter Reise waren wir beide recht müde und so sind wir 'nur' im Quartier durch die ... Read more >

Tags: japan, tokio

TOKYO: Meeting Chatou & Chasing Cherry Blossoms

JAPAN | Fri, 24 Apr 2015 | By vivi_and_robrob | Views [1288] | Comments [2]

Hello, Helo, Hola and Konnichiwa! We are here in Japan and loving it, here are a few of the things that have happened so far.. Walking like a zombie pack horse from the redeye flight from Colombo, Sri Lanka, towards the immigration desk, ... Read more >

Tags: action, advntrs, japan, japan2015, tokyo

KL and the state of Asian plumbing.

MALAYSIA | Mon, 20 Apr 2015 | By wtarmstrong | Views [570] | Comments [1]

Greetings from glittering Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, or KL as everyone (including all the locals) seem to call it. For the geographically challenged, KL is the capital of Malaysia. The city’s most iconic feature is the Patronas Towers, which from ... Read more >

Tags: bidet, flush, japan, kl, malaysia, patronas, squat, technology, toilets, western

Our favorite foods from around the world

VIETNAM | Wed, 4 Feb 2015 | By bquittem | Views [450]

In 2014, Anne and I traveled to 11 countries in Asia over a period of about 11 months. During this time we discoverd an intense love for food! We decided that exploring local foods is our favorite way to get to know local culture while making our tastbuds ... Read more >

Tags: japan, sri lankan food, sushi, thailand, vietnamese food, withlocals

Pre-solo travel anxieties (2013)

JAPAN | Sat, 31 Jan 2015 | By australian_ohime | Views [616]

August 2013 - trip for two booked to Japan. December 2013 - breakup. It started off with no intention to travel alone then of course things change, so I decided to pluck up the courage and go alone to Japan. At the time it was mainly to show everyone ... Read more >

Tags: japan, japan rail pass, kayaking, novice traveller, solo travel, thrifty travel

Japanese Tourism Promoted by Cats

JAPAN | Mon, 22 Dec 2014 | By margaretsw | Views [4145]

From   Hello Kitty   to Mary the cat who loves boxes, Japanese have shown the world that their fascination with the four-legged creatures knows no boundaries. So,   it was only a matter of time for marketeers to take advantage ... Read more >

Tags: cats, japan, tokyo, tourism

The Japanese Adventure

JAPAN | Thu, 13 Nov 2014 | By fillytheexplorer | Views [580]

[Excuse spelling mistakes] 12/11/14 - London Weather: Overcast Temperature: 12 Distance: 9012.2 km [to Haneda] Moshi Moshi! This year I set myself a task - every year, aim to go to a location I have never been and today is my new adventure ... Read more >

Tags: asia, blog, japan, journal, on the road, travel, travel story, traveling, travelling, trekking

The Worst Things You Can Do In Japan

JAPAN | Wed, 12 Nov 2014 | By travel-tips | Views [3426]

One of the most interesting aspects of travel can be understanding the quirks and idiosyncrasies that make up a culture. But when it comes to Japan, their unique collection of modern rituals, social faux pas and unwritten rules of society could fill ... Read more >

Tags: advice, japan, travel

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